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Kyle Sinckler cited for biting during the second Lions test

British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler is the only player to be cited following a very physic...

British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler is the only player to be cited following a very physical second test between the tourists and South Africa.

Sinckler was cited by World Rugby's Scott Nowland of Australia for biting in the 64th minute of the test against the world champions in Cape Town, while it was confirmed on Sunday that no other players were cited following the match.

Many speculated that there would be a number of citings during the week, with a number of incidences of potential foul play being reported on social media since the final whistle.

While many believed that Cheslin Kolbe should have received a red card for his tackle on Conor Murray in the air, others pointed out alleged incidences of foul play by the Lions including alleged biting by Stuart Hogg, and a knee on the throat of Damien de Allende by Maro Itoje.

In a statement released by the Lions, Hogg categorically denied the allegations of biting against him, while no further mention of the alleged knee from Itoje or Kolbe's tackle have been made.

Sinckler will attend a hearing via video conference before an independent Judicial Committee chaired by Adam Casselden SC (Australia), joined by former international players David Croft and John Langford (both Australia) on 3 August.

The Lions lost the second test 27-9 leveling the series against South Africa, and setting up a decisive third and final test next weekend.

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